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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 2012-12-06, 08:40 PM
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Bringing back an old threat.
I really hate that TSN quit live streaming their games and that Bell/CTV refuses to broadcast at least the Grey Cup on the main network. It seems that the only way you can get live streaming is if you are with Bell!
That's why I would like a split contract with another network so that TSN/CTV are forced to broadcast and live stream games on their websites.
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 2012-12-07, 01:13 PM
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Yeah, that was a pisser for me as well! I did watch one game on ESPN3 using until they started verifying your ISP before allowing in. There are also a bunch of unsanctioned ways of viewing the games, but I would never point a PC or MAC browser to any of those sites. That is where the Playbook came in! They were unreliable and a very frustrating user experience because of all the pop-ups / ads etc. Most games I just listened. Playoffs / Grey Cup I went to a buddy's house who had Optik TV. CFL needs a center field subscription, I'd gladly pay for it rather than trying to find work arounds.
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 2012-12-07, 10:26 PM
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Bell doesn't show the Grey Cup because Bell didn't win the rights to it. TSN did and TSN, rightly, isn't going to let Bell have it for free. It's the single most watched show in Canadian television and TSN intelligently keeps it to itself.

I agree, I'd love to have CFL over the air but this is what we have. If the over-the-air networks wanted the CFL they could pony up and get it easily enough, but it's worth more to TSN and frankly, I'm glad TSN has the rights since we actually get every single game, without exceptions. That was never the case when over-the-air networks did the CFL.
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 2012-12-07, 11:53 PM
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Umm... you do know that TSN is part of Bell Media right? ( bottom left of the page)

That doesn't explain why they teased us in 2010 by streaming all the games just to quit in 2011 and 2012. I think its because of the launch of Bell Mobile TV.
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Grey Cup Game Only On TSN

Why can't the Grey Cup Game be shown on CTV? It would give more fans a chance to watch it.
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Grey Cup 2014

TSN Broadcasts Canada’s Biggest Party with Extensive Coverage of the 102nd GREY CUP

TSN, the home of football in Canada, once again brings Canadians the country’s biggest party: the 102nd GREY CUP. This year’s CFL championship features the Hamilton Tiger-Cats battling the Calgary Stampeders at BC Place onSunday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. ET live on TSN,TSN GO,andTSN Radio’sGrey Cup Radio Networkof 20 stations across the country. TSN’s live coverage begins this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET with the network’s five-hour pre-game show, GREY CUP SUNDAY.

TSN's coverage of the 102nd GREY CUP will also air live on ESPN2 in the United States and be available to Canadian Forces members deployed overseas via the Canadian Forces Radio & Television.

French-language coverage of the 102nd GREY CUP airs live on RDS beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

A complete rundown of how to tune in to TSN’s multi-platform coverage the 102nd GREY CUP is available on

Broadcast Team
TSN’s roster of best-in-class broadcasters is on-site at BC Place in Vancouver for the102nd GREY CUP:
•Hosts:James Duthie, Brian Williams, and Rod Smith
•Panel: Matt Dunigan, Chris Schultz, Jock Climie, Milt Stegall, and Paul LaPolice
•Commentators: Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor are in the broadcast booth at BC Place. Cuthbert, who is calling his 16th Grey Cup, will be inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame’s Media Wing on the morning of Grey Cup Sunday. Suitor – a Grey Cup champion with the Saskatchewan Roughriders – makes his seventh appearance in the booth for the big game.
•Reporters: Sara Orlesky and Farhan Lalji
•Grey Cup Saturday and Grey Cup Sunday Pre-Game Show Hosts: Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness
•TSN The Reporters: Dave Naylor, Bruce Arthur, Steve Simmons, and Gary Lawless

Below is an overview of 102nd GREY CUP programming on TSN platforms:

Saturday, Nov. 29 –GREY CUP SATURDAY
GREY CUP SATURDAY – 12 noon ET live on TSN and TSN GO
TSN’s six-hour GREY CUP SATURDAY coverage is hosted by SPORTSCENTRE’s Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness, who are broadcasting live from the Vancouver Convention Centre. Throughout the day, the CFL ON TSN panel checks in from BC Place with Grey Cup updates, news, and analysis. Additional highlights include:
•TOP 50 CFL PLAYS OF 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, counting down the 50 best plays of this season
•GIBSON’S FINEST CFL PLAYER AWARDS at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, honouring the CFL’s top players from the 2014 season

Later that night, an encore presentation of the 101st GREY CUP airs at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2, a game that saw the Saskatchewan Roughriders take home the championship in front of their hometown crowd.

Sunday, Nov. 30 – GREY CUP SUNDAY
TSN’s five-hour pre-game coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET with SPORTSCENTRE’s Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness broadcasting live from BC Place. The pre-game show also features 102nd GREY CUP hosts James Duthie, Rod Smith, and Brian Williams, alongside the CFL ON TSN panel of Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan, Jock Climie, Milt Stegall, and Paul LaPolice, all broadcasting live from BC Place.

During the GREY CUP SUNDAY PRE-GAME SHOW, TSN debuts the following features:
•Calgary: Earlier this year just a few hours before a game against the RedBlacks, Stampeders wide receiver Joe West was informed by his teammate Nik Lewis that West’s brother had been murdered. Since then, the team has rallied around West, bringing West and Lewis closer together in the wake of this tragic event.
•Hamilton: In his second consecutive Grey Cup appearance, Ti-Cats wide receiver Luke Tasker has a chance to bring home a championship – a scenario his father knows all too well. Steve Tasker, a Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer, went 0-4 in consecutive Super Bowl appearances with the Bills and now looks to his son to finally bring home a championship.
•1964 Grey Cup: A look back to 50 years ago when the BC Lions won their first ever Grey Cup – a game that established a bitter feud between then Lions quarterback Joe Kapp and then Ti-Cats defensive lineman Angelo Mosca over a controversial hit, leading them to fight on stage at an alumni event three years ago in Vancouver.

102ndGREY CUP – 6 p.m. ET live on TSN, TSN GO, and the Grey Cup Radio Network
TSN counts down to kickoff with coverage of the Grey Cup Kickoff Show, which features a performance by country singer and British Columbia native Dallas Smith and thenational anthem by Canadian jazz-pop sensation Nikki Yanofsky. At halftime, TSN airs the Grey Cup Halftime Show featuring 2014 Grammy Award®-winning rock band Imagine Dragons.

GREY CUP POST-GAME SHOW –10 p.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO
CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon presents the Grey Cup to the game’s winning team, as well as the awards for Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian. The CFL ON TSN panel provides post-game analysis and conducts live interviews with players and coaches on the field leading up to SPORTSCENTRE after the game.

TSN Digital
TSN Digital platforms complement the 102nd GREY CUP television broadcast with the following highlights:
•Live and on demand coverage of the game via TSN GO
•The last instalment of Chris Schultz’s popular weekly feature, Schultz Against The World
•The revealing of the TSN Play of the Year Showdown: Canadian Football Edition winner
•This Day In Grey Cup History videos premiering every day this week
•Exclusive daily digital video reports and blogs from TSN’s CFL experts and Insiders
•Instant video features and in-game highlights, plus a full breakdown of the Calgary-Hamilton matchup complete with news and analysis

TSN Radio
New this year, TSN Radio presents its first-ever Grey Cup Radio Network, a collection of 20 radio stations across the country simulcasting TSN Radio-produced pre-game, in-game, and post-game coverage. TSN Radio’s national radio coverage ofthe 102nd GREY CUP is presented by Formula Four Oxygenated Water.

Play-by-play commentator Rod Black and analyst Giulio Caravatta, a former CFL quarterback, call the game live across the Grey Cup Radio Network and on SiriusXM satellite radio. Live streaming radio coverage is also available on and TSN GO.

GREY CUP SATURDAY – Grey Cup Radio Network coverage begins Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. ET with a three-hour GREY CUP SATURDAY show live from radio row in Vancouver. TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto’s Dave Naylor hosts coverage, which features special guests, up-to-date news, expert analysis, and insight on Sunday’s big game.

GREY CUP SUNDAY – Game day coverage begins Sunday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. ET with a two-hour pre-game show hosted by Dave Naylor and TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver’s Matt Sekeres. Chris Schultz and TSN 1040’s Scott Rintoul and Bob ‘the Moj’Marjanovich contribute reports. Naylor and Sekeres wrap up the 102nd GREY CUP with a full 90-minute post-game show, including the presentation of the Grey Cup.

TSN Radio will be broadcasting live from the heart of downtown Vancouver all week long:
•TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver’s full slate of shows broadcasting live all week
•TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg’s Andrew ‘Hustler’ Paterson and Gary Lawless hosting HUSTLER AND LAWLESS live from Vancouver beginning today
•TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto’s Dave Naylor hosting TSN DRIVE WITH DAVE NAYLOR live from Vancouver beginning Wednesday

Joining TSN Radio on radio row is 620 CKRM in Regina.
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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 2014-11-26, 12:37 PM
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AMI to air TSN's broadcast of the 102nd Grey Cup with live described video

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it has partnered with the CFL and TSN to broadcast the 102nd Grey Cup at BC Place in Vancouver with live description, making the game accessible to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

"The 102nd Grey Cup is an exciting acquisition for AMI," explains Brian Perdue, AMI's Director of Programming. "Live sporting events do very well for us. We have been airing baseball for three consecutive seasons, so branching out into football really makes sense. We know that CFL football is popular with our audience and we're thrilled to deliver the CFL's championship game complete with live description."

AMI-tv's coverage of the 102nd Grey Cup begins Sunday, November 30 at 4 PM EST. Veteran broadcasters Rob Simpson, Norma Jean Wick and Randy Urban will deliver all of the game action as well as the half time performance, making the game fully accessible to people who are blind or partially sighted through the art of live described video.

Check your local listings for the AMI-tv channels in your area. For further information on AMI and its programs and initiatives, please visit

Press Release.
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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 2015-12-09, 02:14 PM
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Another Grey Cup has come and gone and no coverage OTA on CTV.
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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 2015-12-10, 08:11 AM
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Why would TSN want to show every single game all year on their network and then give away for free the biggest game of the year?
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post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 2015-12-10, 11:00 AM
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It comes down to the economics, right?

Simply said, cable has two streams of revenue. Subscription fees and advertisement. OTA only has one stream, advertisement. However, by its nature OTA reaches more viewers, therefore more advertisement revenue. Now it is just a matter of comparison whether the incremental revenue coming from having more viewers offsets the loss of revenue from subscription fees.

Apparently for Bell, the answer is no. Putting the game on CTV will do harm to the viability of TSN.
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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 2015-12-10, 12:12 PM
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If anyone should be upset about it, it should be the CFL. The game has less reach due to where it is, which means less potential viewers for the showcase of the league.

I'm surprised that wasn't worked into the new TV deal. Could turn into an issue if pick & pay results in lots of people dropping TSN, which is entirely possible if it's aggressively priced.
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